After the death of a loved one, the last thing on your mind may be to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, this may be the only way for you to begin to recover. To win the case, you need to be able to prove that the death was because of another person’s negligence, and if you can, you may be able to bring a civil claim for substantial money damages against the accused perpetrator. Contact one of our expert Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process. Our Boston attorneys have decades of experience in recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
Paul Walker’s daughter has reached an agreement to settle her case with German luxury car maker Porsche. Meadow Walker, 18 years-old, settled the wrongful death suit with Porsche on October 16, 2017. The suit was settled privately, and both parties asked the case to be dismissed. The “Fast and Furious” actor died at the age of 40 in November of 2013 in a car crash. His friend, Roger Rodas, 38 years-old, was driving Porsche Carrera GT in Santa Clarita, California when the car crashed into a lamp post, catching fire and causing the two men to be killed.
The lawsuit, which was filed against the carmaker in 2015, claimed the vehicle did not have the proper safety features installed correctly in the car. The lawsuit also alleged the actor was alive after the crash but could not get out of the car due to his seatbelt, court documents stated. Ms. Walker’s lawyers said the car had a history of “instability and control issues” and that the car manufacturer “failed to install its electronic stability control system.” The details of the settlement were not released by the parties.
Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death? If so, you may be entitled to money damages in a lawsuit, which can include damages for pain and suffering, lost wages of the deceased, medical expenses incurred prior to death, and funeral expenses. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!